Tire fire spreads into woods in Washington County, Va.


Firefighters are working to extinguish a forest fire in Washington County, Virginia.

Sheriff Fred Newman says the fire is located off Cowen Drive. 

According to Newman, it started when a tire fire spread into the woods. 

The Virginia Department of Forestry says the fire has consumed about 5 acres and is contained.

Goodson Kinderhook, Washington County Fire-Rescue, and forestry officials have responded to the fire.

Fire crews arrived around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

No injuries have been reported. 

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